This term has been one where together we have navigated a range of changing circumstances. Staff have worked hard to ensure that students have had the opportunity to engage with high-quality learning and co-curricular experiences. Parents have been generous with their time and provided strong support to the community. Students have adapted and engaged well and made the most of the opportunities. Thank you to parents, staff, and students for each playing your part in enabling us to calmly adapt and make the most of opportunities to learn and grow together through the different rhythms of this term.
I enjoyed the opportunity on Saturday to celebrate with our students who had been selected as finalists of the Local Student Art 2022 Prize and have their work displayed at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery from Saturday 26th March to 8th May. Congratulations to Katie Fiedler, Kaylea Jackson, Tilly Bignell, and Evie Stiller for their creative and thought-provoking pieces. Evie also received a highly commended for her work. Thank you to Mrs Denise McMahon and Mrs Lara Masselos for their development of our artists.
Congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 Water Polo team who reached the grand final of their division of the Sunshine Coast Primary School Water Polo Competition. They should be very proud of their season where they finished runners-up after a hard-fought final against St Andrews. Thank you to Mrs Fiona Schefe and parent Mr Tom Friend who coached the team on Monday nights.
We farewell Pastor Tim Jarick as College Pastor at the end of this term. Pastor Tim’s support for people and enthusiasm for growing the understanding of staff, students, and parents about their relationship with God has been greatly valued by this community. His encouragement to find times of stillness and his preparedness to walk alongside people have made a difference for many. We thank Pastor Tim for his leadership, guidance, encouragement, and support and wish him every blessing as he takes on the role of Senior Chaplain at St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly. The College Council has commenced the process of calling a new Pastor to our community.
Mr Josh Danzey will be returning next term as Head of Mumba House and Middle and Senior College Maths and Science teacher. Mr Brad Burdon will be the Acting Head of Sport while Mr Cameron West McInnes takes long service leave for the first four weeks of next term. We congratulate Mr Brett Kersnovske on his appointment as the Acting Head of Middle College and Ms Megan Bancks as the Acting Head of Bula House from the start of next term. We also welcome Mr Zack Griffin who has commenced as the Library Aide.
May we all find the time to rest and rejuvenate over the Easter break and experience the peace that comes through God’s love and grace for us.
Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal